Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

try not to drink too much punch!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Is Almost Here

Is your costume ready? Is the candy in a bowl by the door? Have the pumpkins been carved?
Tomorrow night we are all going to a costume party and while I have to admit that I secretly hate picking out a costume, I love the dress up part.
And the costume for this year... I am going with a friend as Heidi and Spencer from The Hills... complete with fake eyelashes and trashy corset. It will be very, very frightening!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

We Want Style

Dear Project Beltway,

You used to be so cute back in the day when you posted fun shots of people on the street and you talked about what they were wearing. But now I am worried that we have lost you to the DC fashion Georgetown crowd who talks more about upper-end fashion while ingoring actual unique, creative, off-beat, I don't know how it works but it does, style. You know what I mean...
I admire you for going from a simple blogger to someone who has made a name for yourself. And as a person you seem to be quite lovely. I just wish you would use your power for good, take chances and really show what the District is made of outside of the glossy pages of DC Style, Washingtonian and the other mags that seem to want to rule the scene.


Taking the Shame Out of Shame Shopping

Embarrassed to be driving that big fancy car when everyone else is feeling the pinch? Don't want your neighbors to see that huge UPS box being delivered from Saks? You, my dear, are 'shame shopping'.

Well worry no more. NYC-based retailer Net-a-Porter is now offering "discreet packaging" for all New York Premier orders. Which means that you can now get your $500 Marc Jacob shoes delivered in a plain brown paper bag. That'll throw off those nosey neighbors! (this also works if you have a husband trying to reign in your spending habits)

Props to them for making light of the shiesty economic climate with a cheeky marketing spin.

See their email ad below...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

High Heel Race is Tonight

Tonight is the annual DUpont High Heel Race down 17th street. If you are like me and a virgin to the event, click here to read byt's Drag Queens: A Manual.
And dress your best ladies, at this event it's all about the outfit!

Drama, Drama, Drama

Holy crap Gossip Girl sort of blew my mind last night (wow, did I just admit that?)
In case you missed the fabulous high school drama, here are some pics....

and now back to the real world.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Word of the Day

n. a person predicting a recession or a person who believes a recession would benefit the long-term health of the economy

n. the style maven on a budget

“You should know that while the fashionista may have locked herself in the vault with her tiaras, her younger, hipper sister — recessionista — is at the mall finding designer threads at discount prices. That’s because recessionistas aren’t letting a little thing like falling stock prices and rising gas bills get in the way of their wardrobe.”

When Music and Clothes Combine

The Washington Post has an article about how more and more stores are having in-house djs spin in order to attract younger customers. I remember the first time I encountered a dj in a clothing store. It was about 6 years ago and my friend Zack had gotten a weekend gig spinning in a small women's boutique. He described it as feeling "incredibly out of place". I thought of it as the best idea ever. And while I have to admit that a dj in Lord & Taylor makes me think that the trend may have jumped the shark, any job that pays in clothing is a good job to me.

But who am to judge... read about it here.

People Crush: The Family Edition

Meet: the "thinking man".
also known as my cousin-in-law Nick.
also known as Mr. S. Kutlick.
also know as the guy that calls my parents more than I do.

sorry ladies, this fine fine piece of meat is already taken. but feel free to drool over that uber-stylish watch on his wrist.
you know what they say about a guy with a big watch, don't you?
it means he's always on time. hahahahaha!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

On my way back to D.C after a whirlwind visit with my family. Let's see if I can actually follow directions this time around and make the trip in under 12 hours. Wish me luck!

sunday kisses,

Friday, October 24, 2008

Halloween is Coming

Not sure what to wear for Halloween? Head over to byt and hear what I had to say about it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Linens 'n Things Closing Doors

It's a sad, sad day... Linens 'n Things has announced that they are going out of business. It's rough out there for a retailer right now! The (very slight) silver lining is that they are having a huge sale.


Not Quite a Media Maven

I've spent the past hour debating back and forth in my head whether I want to go to the Media Mavens party tonight or whether I want to go for a run and chill on my couch.
The answer: a compromise. I am walking home with a friend and will decide on the way if we want to stop by.
If you aren't feeling quite as lame as me, then here are the details. Go!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Shepard Fairey Invades DC

If you don't know who Shepard Fairey is, google him. Last friday he spoke at the Corcoran and since then I have been on a bit of a scavenger hunt around DC trying to find where he has put up some of his street art. I have heard he has hit about 20 spots, but so far I have only seen two. Which is probably a sign I need to be more aware of my surroundings. Here are some pics... (thanks crowls!)

outside Marvin:
alley on P st in between 14th and 15th:
more from the alley:

Short and Leather

Yup, that is right. It is cold enough out to start thinking about jackets again. I am thinking short, olive green and leather. Or short, grey and leather. Maybe even short, brown and leather.

You get my point...

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Still here...

just been bizzy bizzy bizzy. I will be back soon.

fall covered kisses,

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Let Me In

Loving: Let Me In by Mario Testino.
Why: The pictures are lovely and funny
So: I may need to go buy it today

Longing for Flannel

Yesterday after a "working" lunch we stopped into the new Rue 14 to check it out. Almost 24 hours later, and I am still lusting after this dress. It's very lumberjack meets sexy school girl. And really, who doesn't love a little co-ed tht can cut trees?

FYI... These pics do not do it justice.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Weekend Wackiness

hung out in a teepeetested out some corn from the maze
went out to some vineyards
rocked out with the lawn games

Friday, October 10, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Exposed zippers I sewed myself into my clothes raises eyebrows and incomprehension--and after awhile trying to explain the thought process behind your outfit to someone who just dresses to protect themself from the elements gets old."
-The Clothes Horse

Picture of the Week

it's only funny if you get the (inside) joke. hee hee hee

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

City Shop Girl Launches in DC has landed in DC. Read my little PSA here.

bonus points if you can find political reference. blame it on my post-debate coma...

kisses for wednesday!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Precious Things

It's a good thing I am getting foot surgery next month, or else I would have spent my $$ on these little beauties...


Monday, October 6, 2008

Arm Warmers, What's the Point?

Want to know what I think about arm warmers this fall? Head over to byt and find out...

Photo of the Day

Don't ask me why, but this is one of the sexiest photos I have seen in a long time. It is the slight old school James Dean roughness mixed with the effortlessly put-together modern man.

(photo from The Satorialist.)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Shop Old Navy Like It's 1492

No, I am being serious. In honor of upcoming Columbus Day, for October 4th and 5th, Old Navy stores nationwide will feature 1,492 items will be priced under $14.92. Now, something tells me it will be leftover summer gear and none of their super duper fancy duds, but for $14.92, do you really care? I mean, it's not like Columbus rocked the latest season's "it" fashion... or maybe he did.

Banana Republic to Benefit Goodwill Industries

It's hard not to love a do-gooder. Especially when there is a sweet reward.
From October 16 through October 26, anyone who donates their gently worn sweaters or coats at any Banana Republic will receive a 30 percent discount on all regularly priced Banana Republic merchandise during the same time period. Donated items will then be sold in Goodwill retail stores.

Time to start cleaning out your closet!

Dressing for Dark

What do dark-haired women wear?

Black - too goth
Orange - too halloween
Brown - too poopette
Blue - Yes! must buy more blue

Good thing F21 has a website.

bright colored kisses,

Morning By the Numbers

2:30am - phone rings
3:30am - car alarm goes off
4:30am - wake up
5:30am - wake up again
6:30am - alarm goes off
7:30am - trip getting out of bed

...and my day is done. Thanks for playing!

Metro Makeup Bandit

Who: young woman with full makeup bag on her lap
When: this morning
Where: on the metro
What: putting on mascara as the crowded car bumped along

Part of me wanted to laugh, the other wanted to congratulate her for her boldness during the morning commute... and for not poking her eye out.